Thursday, June 13, 2019

Redrum

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The upcoming The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep, was released today...



It definitely has a lot of visual references to the original film, including the music at the end. Hopefully it'll be as good as the first one.

We'll find out when it opens on November 8th.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Even colder

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The first full trailer for Frozen 2 was just released...



It looks like it'll rake in all of the remaining money that all the parents in the world currently have when it's released on November 22nd.

Friday, June 7, 2019

I fully support this

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Today's holiday needs to occur more than once a year.

Like...weekly.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jonesing

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The first trailer for the upcoming third and final season of Marvel's Jessica Jones was released today...



I still need to watch the second season, but I'm looking forward to seeing this new one after it becomes available on Netflix on June 14th.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Solid Gold

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The first poster for Wonder Woman 1984 (I still hate that title) was released today along with a tweet from Patty Jenkins...

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Evidently, the gold costume is actually something her character has worn in battle in the comic books. I'll take their word for it.

I can't believe we still have to wait a full year before we see the new film, but I'm REALLY looking forward to watching it when it opens on June 5th, 2020.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer Nights

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A new poster for the upcoming season of Stranger Things was released today.

Very retro.

The third season becomes available on Netflix on July 4th.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Batty

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Now that Robert Pattinson has been cast as the new Batman, I feel like they might as well cast Taylor Lautner as Robin and just kill the franchise with the first movie.

This is why DC movies can't have nice things.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A New Age

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The first trailer for Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was released today...



It looks remarkably close to the original film, just with more current visual effects.

I'm in.

The series gets released on August 30th.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Snow Day

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It turns out that the ending of Game of Thrones did more than just disappoint people, it appears to have caused Kit Harington to take a much-needed break...

The Game of Thrones finale hit everyone hard, but for Kit Harington, for all his character went through, he needed to decompress from all of it. The actor, who played fan favorite Jon Snow for eight seasons, checked into a “wellness retreat” since the finale of the HBO fantasy series. 

“Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues,” Harington’s rep told Deadline. “It definitely won’t impact any potential upcoming work.” 

Harington was also visibly emotional in the documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch which aired May 26. We saw Harington get emotional while filming his final scene where Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) is killing prisoners after King’s Landing has been burnt to a crisp. We also saw him brought to tears during the table read for the finale as he finds out that he is the one that kills his Auntie/Lover Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).

Hopefully he recovers well and is able to move forward happily in his life.

The same can't be said for many people who saw the Game of Thrones finale.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Welcome back!

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The first teaser trailer for Star Trek: Picard was released today...



Like Star Trek: Discovery, it will only be available on CBS All Access (which I'm still not paying for).

I'm looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Here we go

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The first full trailer for the upcoming Downton Abbey movie was released this morning...



It's great that they got the cast back together for this and the cinematography and costumes look as lush and beautiful as always.

I can't wait to see this when it comes out on September 20th!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Making an entrance

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This really was the best visual moment in the, otherwise disappointing, series finale of Game of Thrones.

It pretty much went downhill from that point on.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Batwoman

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The first trailer for the upcoming Batwoman series was released today...



I liked her first appearance during the Elseworlds event last year and am glad that this got picked up to series.

We'll see how it all plays out when it starts airing on Sundays with Supergirl next year.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Maleficient: Mistress of Evil

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The first trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was just released....



I loved the first film and am really looking forward to seeing this one when it comes out on October 18th!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tim Conway

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More sad news today...

Tim Conway, whose gallery of innocent goofballs, stammering bystanders, transparent connivers, oblivious knuckleheads and hapless bumblers populated television comedy and variety shows for more than half a century, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 85. 

Mr. Conway reached the height of his supporting fame on “The Carol Burnett Show” with characters like Mr. Tudball, an office martinet with an awful toupee, a vaguely Scandinavian accent and a flummoxing secretary (Ms. Burnett); and the Old Man, who moved so slowly that he couldn’t perform in any of the occupations (sheriff, butcher, fireman) he found himself in. His sketch work showed him to be a superb comic collaborator, especially with Ms. Burnett and Harvey Korman. He was also known for including ad-libs that forced his cast mates out of character into not entirely suppressed hysterics. This is one of his most famous ones...



He won four Primetime Emmys (including one for writing) for his work on the Burnett show, which is widely considered one of the enduring high points of television comedy, screwball division, in league with “Your Show of Shows,” “The Honeymooners” and “I Love Lucy.”

In a foreword to Mr. Conway’s autobiography, Carol Burnett called him “a kind and funny genius.” “His sketches with Harvey Korman deserve a spot in whatever cultural time capsule we’re setting aside for future generations,” she wrote. “Maybe there are other performers as funny, but in my opinion I can’t think of anybody funnier.”

He really was one of the funniest guys out there and nobody could keep a straight face when they worked with him, especially Harvey Korman. This is a classic example of that...



He will be very missed.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Doris Day

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Very sad news today...

Doris Day, the freckle-faced movie actress whose irrepressible personality and golden voice made her America’s top box-office star in the early 1960s, died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif. She was 97.

Ms. Day began her career as a big-band vocalist, and she was successful almost from the start: One of her first records, “Sentimental Journey,” released in 1945, sold more than a million copies, and she went on to have numerous other hits.

Between “Romance on the High Seas” in 1948 and “With Six You Get Eggroll” in 1968, she starred in nearly 40 movies. On the screen she turned from the perky girl next door in the 1950s to the woman next door in a series of 1960s sex comedies that brought her four first-place rankings in the yearly popularity poll of theater owners, an accomplishment equaled by no other actress except Shirley Temple. In the 1950s she starred, and most often sang, in comedies (“Teacher’s Pet,” “The Tunnel of Love”), musicals (“Calamity Jane,” “April in Paris,” “The Pajama Game”) and melodramas (“Young Man With a Horn,” the Alfred Hitchcock thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” “Love Me or Leave Me”).

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She went on to appear in “Pillow Talk” (1959), “Lover Come Back” (1961) and “That Touch of Mink” (1962), fast-paced comedies in which she fended off the advances of Rock Hudson (in the first two films) and Cary Grant (in the third).

During the last decades of her life, through her foundation, Ms. Day spent much of her time rescuing and finding homes for stray dogs, even personally checking out the backyards and fencing of people who wanted to adopt, and she worked to end the use of animals in cosmetic and household-products research.

She had an amazing career in many ways and lived a very long life.

She will be missed, but very fondly remembered for decades to come.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Over the rainbow

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The first trailer for the Judy Garland biopic, Judy, was released today...



It actually looks pretty good and Renee Zellweger seems to be doing a great job of affecting her mannerisms, while still making it her own.

We'll see how it all comes together when it opens on September 27th.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

It too, Brute?

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The first trailer for It: Chapter Two was released today...



I really like most of the cast in this one, but I couldn't get through the first film. I found everyone so annoying. Yet, so many people loved the first one and it made a gazillion dollars.

I don't get it.

I might try to make myself watch the rest of the first one and then see what people think of the sequel before trying to watch the new one, which opens on September 6th.

Or not.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

We've been waiting for you

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The trailer for the third and final season of FX's Legion was released today...



I really like this show and can't wait until it starts up again on June 24th!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

European vacation

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The new trailer from Spiderman: Far From Home was released...



It looks like it will be a lot of fun. Plus, it's nice to see Jake Gyllenhaal join the Marvel universe.

We'll see whether he plays a good guy or a bad guy when the movie opens on July 2nd.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mother of Lattes

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It seems that a Starbucks coffee cup made it into the episode of Game of Thrones last night. HBO replied with this statement...

“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake,” the premium cabler said in a statement today, stating the obvious. “Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

That seems more likely.

I can't believe there are only two episodes left.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

We always find you

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The trailer for the upcoming sixth season of Agents of Shield was released today...



I've been watching this from the beginning and really enjoy it. Looking forward to it starting up again on May 10th.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Long Night

I watched Avengers: End Game last night and, although that made for a long night, I was glad I saw it. It wasn't "great", but it was entertaining and I don't need to see it again for a while.



However, this past week's Game of Thrones episode, "The Long Night", was definitely well worth the wait. HBO released a 40-minute behind-the-scenes video on the making of that episode and it's really good.

If you haven't watched this episode yet, don't watch the video. It reveals a lot of plot spoilers and many surprises.

That being said, if you did watch it and enjoyed it...definitely check it out.

Those kids are very good at what they do.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Men and Women in Black

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The new International trailer for the new Men In Black movie came out today...



The movie looks like a lot of fun and I like the cast (especially Emma Thompson), so I'm really looking forward to this when it comes out June 14th.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monster Mash

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The final trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters was released today...



It certainly looks beautifully shot and definitely has a lot of the infamous monsters in it and the girl from Stranger Things.

So...there's that. I'll probably see it.

The movie opens on May 31st.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Bad doll

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It seems that nothing is sacred when it comes to advertising the upcoming Child's Play remake. To celebrate Easter, it seems that Chucky has brutally murdered the Easter Bunny.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Slap Game

This is a pretty entertaining animated story about how one of the producers of Game of Thrones decided to play the "Slap Game" with Jason Momoa one night at a bar. You can imagine how that might have turned out. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Strike up the band

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It looks like Netflix is going to produce the revival of The Boys In The Band that played on Broadway last year for a limited time...

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer and the entire Broadway cast of last year’s The Boys in the Band will reunite, along with director Joe Mantello, for a Netflix film adaptation, producer Ryan Murphy announced today. 

“The Broadway cast of Boys was so important to me,” Murphy wrote in an Instagram post, “and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play.” 

The 15-week limited engagement closed on Aug. 11, 2018, following a record-breaking run at the Booth. The production recouped its $3.5 million investment in the 11th week of its run, and in its final week smashed the Booth’s house record, taking a weekly gross of $1,152,649 (the theater’s previous record holder was 2015’s The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, with $1,113,192).

Murphy will be produce the film with David Stone and Ned Martel, with a debut on Netflix in 2020.

I am really excited that this is going to happen, since I couldn't see it last year on stage in NYC.

I love Netflix.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Georgia Engel

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Very sad news today...

Georgia Engel, who earned two Emmy noms for playing Ted Baxter’s significant other Georgette Franklin on The Mary Tyler Moore and three consecutive for Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. She was 70.

Engel joined The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1972 when it was a top 10 primetime series and would appear in nearly 60 episodes over its final five seasons. Her dim but well-meaning Georgette was the love interest of self-important anchorman Baxter (Ted Knight), who courted and eventually married her during the November 1975 sweep — though he didn’t seem all that prepared for it. They went on to adopt a child and later had one of their own.

She joined CBS’ mega-hit Everybody Loves Raymond during Season 7 in 2003 and would score back-to-back-to-back Guest Actress Emmy nominations for playing the mother-in-law of Brad Garrett’s Robert Barone. Engel continued to work in TV post-Raymond, appearing in episodes of such series as The Office, Two and a Half Men, Passions and Neighbours. She also recurred as Mamie in 20 episodes of Hot in Cleveland, TV Land’s first scripted series, and her final credit was a 2018 appearance in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie.

Along with her work on the big and small screens, Engle appeared in four Broadway shows, including a star turn in the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone (2006-07). Earlier she trod the Main Stem boards in The Boys from Syracuse (2002), My One and Only (1983) and as a late-run replacement in the original production of Hello, Dolly! in 1969.

She was always entertaining on every show and certainly had a very long and successful career. You couldn't help but love her.

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She will be missed, but very fondly remembered by many.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre Dame

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So sad to see the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burn today. It is one of the most iconic and recognizable sites in the world (originally built in 1260 AD).

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Hopefully they can rebuild it.

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Rise of Skywalker

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The name and first teaser trailer was just released for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker...



It's the final chapter in this trilogy and, so far, it's looking pretty good.

We'll see how it all ends when it opens on December 20th.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Avengers Assembled

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The original six Avengers will be featured on EW's upcoming covers to promote Avengers: Endgame.

Can't wait until this opens on April 26th.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Life's not fair, is it?

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The first full trailer for the Lion King was released today...



It's certainly looking like a cinematic epic with amazingly realistic CGI animals and landscapes. I have a feeling it's going to make just a "little" money when it's released on July 19th.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

More Tales

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The first trailer for the upcoming continuation of Tales of the City on Netflix was released today...



I've enjoyed all three of the previous Tales of the City series and it's great that they got a lot of the original cast (especially Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis) to return for this fourth series of adventures.

I'm looking forward to watching this when it becomes available on June 7th.

Monday, April 8, 2019

The end is near

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To help tide you over until the final season of Game of Thrones starts airing THIS coming weekend, enjoy this new special effects featurette that goes into all of the amazing work that is put into creating the awesome visuals for the show...

Friday, April 5, 2019

Beastly

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Here's a cool visual effects feature on the upcoming Hellboy remake...



I think I want to see this, but I'm not sure how stabby it's going to be.

We'll see when it opens on April 14th.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Shame

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This promo for the upcoming SNL with Kit Harington is pretty entertaining...



I'm looking forward to watching that.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

No joke

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The first poster for the stand-alone movie, Joker, was released today.

I don't know that I need or want to see a movie just about the Joker, but it's good to know that it's there if I ever feel the need to see one.

The movie opens on October 4th.

Here is the first trailer for the film...



Just what DC needs...another sad/depressing comic character.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Umbrella Academy Season 2

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Great news today...

Netflix's The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a second season. Based on the award-winning comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the first season of The Umbrella Academy proved to be an absolute hit for Netflix. It actually became the most in-demand superhero TV series, beating even The Flash. Production is expected to be underway from May 2019 through to September 2019.

I loved this series on Netflix.  If you haven't watched it yet...do!